Birmingham. This time something new will happen in the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games, starting Thursday in Birmingham, will become the first sport where women will get more gold medals than men. This time in the 11-day Commonwealth Games, women will get 136 gold medals while men will get 134 gold medals. A total of 10 gold medals will be at stake in the mixed events.
This will be the first time in such a multi-sport event that women will get a chance to win more gold medals than men. This time the attraction of Commonwealth Games will also be women’s cricket, which has been included in these games for the first time. World champion Australia is being considered as a strong contender for the gold medal in cricket.
India is also among the contenders. The Indian team was the runner-up in the last T20 World Cup.
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said, “This tournament is very important for us. We will hit the ground aiming for a medal. We have grown up watching these games and this time we also got a chance to be a part of this big competition.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 27, 2022, 15:08 IST